Yes, we love to make fun of anything or anyone being gluten free, but will eating gluten free help you lose weight? While this diet was first created strictly for people suffering with celiac disease, gluten free has become a thing. A lot of people claim that eating gluten free has made them feel less lethargic and, yes, this could possibly be due to the absence of refined sugars and carbs. The diet requires those who follow it to cut out white breads, pastas and most high-carb junk foods and allows you to eat potato or rice starch instead. Cutting down on carbs in general will help you lose weight, but it also means that you may be missing out on whole grains and important nutrients they provide like fiber, iron, zinc and folate.
Bacon and cheese, here we come! This is certainly not the the healthiest diet long-term, but The Atkins Diet could help you lose weight if you do it right. The Atkins diet is low carb and most of the carbs that are allowed to be consumed should come from vegetables, so your fiber intake increases. Fiber helps the body digest carbs and keeps carbs from turning into just fat. If you focus on vegetables and not just fat, you can see positive results from this diet. So ease up on the fat if you are going to try this one.
This one may be hard for meat eaters! The Mediterranean Diet has some hype because it has been used by many celebrities. The diet cuts down on red meat and increases your intake of fish. It encourages eating lots of fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, healthy grains, fish, olive oil, and then small amounts of meat and dairy, and red wine.
Tuna, toast, coffee, green beans, carrots and vanilla ice cream. According to the diet (and probably every doctor in the world) do not do this diet for more than 3 days because of its dramatic calorie restrictions. This diet claims that you can lose up to 10 pounds. So basically you are shocking and starving your body because it is so low calorie. Also, please consult your doctor before even going near this one.
This was a Hollywood diet fad — celebrities claimed that it worked but only temporarily which is why it lost its popularity. The diet suggests substituting baby food rich in vitamins for two or possibly three adult meals a day. You will lose weight because you are restricting calories, but once you start eating regular meals again, it won’t last. Maybe we should save the baby food for babies?
The Zone Diet helps you control what you eat. It is low carb, but allows 40 percent of your calories to come from carbs and then you split the other 60 percent in half between fats and proteins. These percentages will differ slightly from person to person after you take an assessment from the Zone Diet. The diet suggests that women on the program should only be eating around 1,200 calories per day and men should be eating 1,500.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet or The DASH Diet is a diet designed to help your heart health. The diet works by lowering the amount of sodium in your blood and increasing the blood flow in your body. One program allows you to have 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day and another allows you to only have 1,500 milligrams. People who have done the DASH Diet under medical supervision have been able to drop their blood pressure by several points in just two weeks.
This diet claims that you will lose up to 20 pounds in the first month. Instead of counting calories, the diet makes you count how many items that you are putting into your body. This is a veggie-heavy diet but it allows you to still drink alcohol, coffee and diet soda. It focuses on eating fewer calories than you burn and it uses intermittent fasting and encourages some liquid meals.
The Flat Belly Diet's claim to fame is that they say that you will be able to lose 15 pounds in your first month. The diet focuses on keeping off the extra weight from your midsection. This first phase of the diet only allows you to drink water and consume 1,200 calories per day in equal small meals. Once you reduce bloat, you can then switch to a diet that is filled with monounsaturated fat like foods with nuts and olive oil.
You may workout and think you’re eating right, but are you drinking enough water? This diet encourages you to drink a daily total of about 64 fluid ounces of cold water in intervals.
On the diet, they want you to drink a glass of water before each meal and then before each snack to help you curb your appetite by making you feel full. Eat healthy and as you normally would and the water is not supposed to replace meals.
If you can stomach it, The Cabbage Soup Diet says that you can lose 10 pounds in one week. This low-fat and high-fiber diet makes you eat a special type of cabbage soup as well as certain types of fruits and vegetables. It also encourages a minimum of four glasses of water per day. This diet lacks nutrients so they say that you should only follow it for one week.
Thanks to Beyonce, you may have already heard of The Master Cleanse Lemonade Mixture Diet. This is a liquid diet meant to be used as a cleanse. Each day you will drink between five to 13 glasses of a special mixture of lemonade, cayenne pepper, water, and maple syrup. There is also an optional salt-water flush that you can do, but it could be rough to get down.
Yes, you read that right. This insect snack diet is possibly the most outrageous on this list. A UN study from a few years ago revealed that insects are high in nutritional value, and shows that a single four-ounce serving of deep fried crickets is just 120 calories. They are also high in copper, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, protein, fiber and manganese. So watch out, veggies, it’s time to get snacking! Just throw some insects in your next protein shake and you are good to go!